the stories of a los angeles violinist

life lately

Added on by Jordan Martone.

finals time! we all understand the end of the semester. the stress, the work load, the fact that life still has to somehow go on even when you just want to curl up into a ball and sleep through it all. 

i thought i'd play a little catch up on my life lately, before my finals really shoot me in the blogging foot.  

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first, i bought this beautiful new ring. It's simple, elegant, rose gold, my new favorite thing. i ordered it through bekah, also known as the well traveled woman, whose blog was the first one i fell in love with. 

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baby kenna is home! and she has been making the darn best homemade macarons. nom. i bought her this macaron cookbook for her birthday last year and she has been perfecting this cute and scrumptious art ever since. (they are super hard to make.) go, kenna! 

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robert downey jr joined twitter. this is a big deal people. and he tweeted a photo from the set of the new avengers movie that just started filming. awesome. so so awesome. 

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i downloaded the how about we "you & me" app and quickly decided that i hate it. 

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google honors audrey's 85th birthday. forget may the 4th be with you, it's audrey day! 

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my student, jooeun, is impressing me big time. her technique is getting better every day and she is starting to look like a little virtuoso. i love students that practice! now, how do i tell her mom that it's time for a new violin?…  

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i took a screenshot of my recorded practice. i'm at the point in my jury practice where i need to be more mindful of my presence while performing. watching videos of yourself playing is really the weirdest thing.

and that's life lately. hope your finals are going well (fellow students) and that the warm summer weather has come your way like it has here in LA.